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Hi I'm Max Pugmire

We are serving Heavenly Father as a missionaries in Uruguay. Yes, we pay our own way & leave family at home.

About Me

I am the grateful father of 5 with five daughters/son-in-love and 22 grandchildren with 2 more coming soon. My heritage is "Mormon Pioneer" on all 4 sides. My Great-great grandfather served the United States 160 years ago in the "Mormon Battalion". I love the outdoors: snowmobiling; golfing; 4 wheeling; camping and swimming and SCUBA diving. I grew up in Seattle but don't know how to fish. How is that? Once, while fishing in Puget Sound in a 12 foot aluminum fishing boat, we had a killer whale surface right next to us! The part of him that was out of the water was bigger then our little boat! We headed for shore and that was my last fishing expedition! 50 years ago I served as a young missionary. We serve "two by two" and my companion this time is the same one with which I have spent 47 years of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by birth but I remain a member out of love for my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ and a desire to somehow "pay back" at least a little for His blessings upon me and my family. Yes, I was born in the Church but like all those who find its truthfulness, I had to learn for myself through earnest prayer and study of the scriptures that what I had been born into, was, in fact, the right place for me. I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that I know my Father lives as does His Son. Because of Him, we will all be resurrected and live again in the presence of Deity.

How I live my faith

I LOVE serving my Heavenly Father and have served in many roles in the Church. Since the Church has a "lay member" leadership of unpaid volunteers, I have had the blessing of serving in capacities all the way from Scoutmaster to Bishop (minister/pastor) of a congregation and other leadership roles of service. I have learned that with power and authority comes the huge reward of being able to help others, especially when their circumstances are difficult. I am also blessed to serve as a worker in a temple of the Church. All of us serve voluntarily and not only do NOT receive any "pay" but, in fact, we pay our own way. However, PAY? Oh, yes. We get paid ... not in money ... but in feelings of good and great blessings that I know come directly from my Heavenly Father.